Posts Tagged ‘WPFW’

Saturday: A Benefit for WPFW DJ The Gator

For years, WPFW DJ Rick “Da Gator” Bolling has brought to his Saturday afternoon listeners the latest in Southern soul and blues.  Not Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings—that’s R&B for rock fans—and not guitar solo-filled blues rock either. We’re talking artists with church-rooted voices and lyrics about lust like Miss Jody and Carl Sims, [...]

Arts News Before You Start Your Weekend: Arts Commission’s PR Camp, WPFW Firings, New Downtown Concert Venue

- Although the 100 teenagers in the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities' Media Arts Camp are part of the city's Summer Youth Employment Program, they're in at least one sense lucky: They don't have to wear uniforms, blue or otherwise. "They get to be completely artsy-fartsy," says Gloria Nauden, the executive director of [...]

Tomorrow Morning on WPFW: Captain Fly and I Spin Records, Discuss Terry Huff

Tomorrow morning, at the ungodly hour of 8:30 a.m., I will appear on Captain Fly's "Oldies House Party" on WPFW (89.3 on your FM dial). I'll be there to discuss my story on Terry Huff and Special Delivery. We'll also be playing pertinent records from many of the groups name-checked in that story.
Early risers can [...]

Eddie Daye R.I.P.

On Thursday August 6, longtime D.C. soul singer Eddie Daye passed away at age 78.  Back in 2002, I wrote a feature  piece on him for the Washington City Paper.  I had  heard that he had been ill recently and was in the hospital but  have not yet been able to get any other specifics on [...]

DC Caribbean Carnival Concerts All Weekend

The DC Caribbean Carnival is more than just the 11 a.m. Saturday parade down Georgia Avenue and the two concerts in Banneker Park on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from noon till 7.  It is also the late night concerts and dj’d parties going on from, well, Thursday night through Monday morning.  WPFW 89.3 DJ Tony [...]

The Soul Show Without Sharon Jones This Weekend

While this weekend’s Sharon Jones and the Dapkings shows have attracted the attention of this paper, the Washington Post’s Going Out Gurus, and NBC4’s online self-proclaimed music snob, listeners to Saturday blues and soul programming on WPFW and to quiet storm sounds on WHUR are hearing about a different soul show.  The Mother’s Day Soul [...]